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 Post subject: Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:10 pm 
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http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20121127/US.Cabinet.Rice/

WASHINGTON — U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told lawmakers Tuesday that her initial explanation of the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya was wrong, but her concession failed to mollify three Republican senators who signaled they would oppose her possible nomination to be secretary of state.

In a closed-door meeting that Rice requested, the ambassador answered questions from Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte about her much-maligned explanations about the cause of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. She was joined by acting CIA Director Michael Morell.

"The talking points provided by the intelligence community, and the initial assessment upon which they were based, were incorrect in a key respect: There was no protest or demonstration in Benghazi," Rice said in a statement after the meeting. "While we certainly wish that we had had perfect information just days after the terrorist attack, as is often the case the intelligence assessment has evolved."

Rice's unusual visit to Capitol Hill — typically only nominees meet privately with lawmakers — reflects the Obama administration's campaign for the current front-runner to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton against some strenuous GOP opposition.

"We are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get concerning evidence that was leading up to the attack on the consulate," McCain told reporters after emerging from the hour-plus session that he described as candid.

Said Graham: "Bottom line I'm more disturbed now than I was before that 16 September explanation." He said in a later interview that Rice went "far beyond the flawed talking points" and should be held accountable.

"I'm more troubled today," said Ayotte, who argued that it was clear in the days after the attack that it was terrorism and not a spontaneous demonstration prompted by an anti-Muslim video.

The White House remained defiant in its support for Rice, arguing that she was relying on an assessment from the intelligence community and had no responsibility in compiling the information on the cause of the attack. It dismissed what it characterized as a fixation on her national television appearances five days after the raid.

"The focus on, some might say, obsession on comments made on Sunday shows seems to me and to many, to be misplaced," spokesman Jay Carney told reporters at a White House briefing.

House Democrats, including female members of the Congressional Black Caucus, have suggested that the GOP opposition to Rice is sexist and racist. Senate Democrats, who will increase their advantage to 55-45 in the next Congress, said Rice could win confirmation if Republicans recognize the unfairness of penalizing her for the intelligence community's talking points.

"It is so unfair to hold her responsible for something that she didn't produce and which the intelligence community has specifically stood by," said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Armed Services Committee.

Despite lingering questions over her public comments after the Benghazi attack, Rice has emerged as the top candidate on a short list of possible successors to Clinton, with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., seen as her closest alternative.

The strong statements from the three senators clouded Rice's prospects only two days after Republican opposition seem to be softening. Rice planned meetings on Wednesday with Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who is in line to become the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.

Corker said Tuesday that he had concerns with a possible nomination.

"When I hear Susan talk she seems to me like she'd be a great chairman of the Democratic National Committee," Corker said. "There is nobody who is more staff supportive of what the administration does. That concerns me in a secretary of state."

A senior Senate aide said the administration was sounding out moderate members of the Foreign Relations Committee, such as Corker and Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. Assessing the prospects for Rice before Obama makes any announcement would avoid the embarrassment of a protracted fight with the Senate early in the president's second term and the possible failure of the nominee.

On talk shows the weekend following the attack, which took place on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, Rice was given talking points that described the attack as a spontaneous protest of the film, even though the Obama administration had known for days that it was a militant assault.

Republicans called her nomination doomed, leading to a vigorous defense of her by Obama in his first postelection news conference. Since then, GOP lawmakers have appeared to soften their views. McCain, who said earlier this month that would he do everything in his power to scuttle a Rice nomination, had said Sunday that he was willing to hear Rice out before making a decision.

Rice, who at 48 is relatively young, has been known to covet the job for years, but was passed over for Clinton in 2009.

Several diplomats currently serving with Rice said that what she lacked in Clinton's star power, she could make up with a blunter approach that demands attention and has marked her tenure thus far at the United Nations.

So this time, if you're republican & against what Obama wants, you're sexist (nevermind the fact that Hillary is a woman as well) & OF COURSE according to members of the CBC you're racist.

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 Post subject: Re: Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:24 pm 
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Rice is still lying. Obama had video and knew what was happening right away. Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. And those who say that anybody who criticizes Rice is a racist are only proving their own racism.


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 Post subject: Re: Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:06 am 
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Whether you think that this is a witch hunt or not the simple truth is that Rice is not qualified to be the Secretary Of State of these United States Of America. Of course that never stopped the liberals before, they put Obama in the White House ..... Twice !


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 Post subject: Re: Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:54 am 
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Vic wrote:
And those who say that anybody who criticizes Rice is a racist are only proving their own racism.



Just like the 98% of black women 18-29 voted for Obama:

http://www.people-press.org/2012/11/26/young-voters-supported-obama-less-but-may-have-mattered-more/

That too is racism. If 98% of a group of white people voted for a white candidate, it would be turned around to 98% of people in that group voted against the black candidate because they are racist.


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 Post subject: Re: Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:50 pm 
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What I don't understand is that Republicans supported Condoleeza Rice as Sec. of State, but they are now accused of being against black women for not supporting Susan Rice for Sec. of State.


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 Post subject: Re: Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP
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It's a black thing, we're not meant to understand I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:56 am 
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Vic wrote:
What I don't understand is that Republicans supported Condoleeza Rice as Sec. of State, but they are now accused of being against black women for not supporting Susan Rice for Sec. of State.


I thought the EXACT same thing the other day watching a news story about this. I thought, wait a minute, a Republican administration already had a black female SOS. How can they get away with claiming racism?!?! Because anytime they claim racism, you better not challenge it....you better apologize for it. Otherwise you are intolerant and a hater.


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 Post subject: Surprise: Now They Can Throw Her Under the Bus
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:40 pm 
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Susan Rice has six-figure investment in controversial Canadian oil pipeline company
http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/29/susan-rice-has-six-figure-investment-in-controversial-canadian-oil-pipeline-company/

According to her May 2012 financial disclosure, Rice has an investment in TransCanada Corporation worth between $300,000 and $600,000. TransCanada is angling for the State Department’s permission to build the final portion of the Keystone XL pipeline — a 1,700-mile conduit for crude oil between Canadian deposits and Texas refineries.

Canada’s oil sands contain untapped petroleum deposits in a semi-solid state that can be extracted with specialize pumps, pressurized steam or commercial solvents. The nation’s deposits, especially those in the province of Alberta, are considered the most abundant on earth.

Environmentalists oppose the oil sands pipeline project, claiming that transporting crude oil over long distances could jeopardize the integrity and purity of the Ogallala Aquifer in the event of a significant spill. That 174,0000 square mile underground reservoir contains the water needed to irrigate 30 percent of America’s cropland.

“[A]bout a third of Rice’s personal net worth is tied up in oil producers, pipeline operators, and related energy industries north of the 49th parallel,” an NRDC blogger wrote Wednesday, “including companies with poor environmental and safety records on both U.S. and Canadian soil.”

But wait; there's more...

Susan Rice’s Enrichment Program
U.N. ambassador has investments in companies doing business with Iran, disclosure forms show
http://freebeacon.com/susan-rices-enrichment-program/

The portfolio of embattled United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice includes investments of hundreds of thousands of dollars in several energy companies known for doing business with Iran, according to financial disclosure forms.

Financial disclosures reveal that Rice has had $50,001-$100,000 in Royal Dutch Shell, a longtime purchaser of Iranian crude oil.

Coincidence that these stories are now surfacing? There are no coincidences. A distraction for the distraction. She would be a problem during confirmation hearings for Secretary of State because of her role in the Benghazi coverup. She's a distraction from the real question the regime refuses to answer--what was Obama's direct involvement or lack of involvement in the whole mess. The moonbats are bitchin about her oil investments, thus creating a second distraction to give Obama a face-saving way to pass her over and nominate someone else.


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 Post subject: Re: Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:01 am 
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Vic wrote:
What I don't understand is that Republicans supported Condoleeza Rice as Sec. of State, but they are now accused of being against black women for not supporting Susan Rice for Sec. of State.

DANG IT VIC , NOW DON'T GO TRYING TO INJECT LOGIC INTO THIS !!

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 Post subject: Re: Surprise: Now They Can Throw Her Under the Bus
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:35 pm 
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Rudey wrote:
Coincidence that these stories are now surfacing? There are no coincidences. A distraction for the distraction. She would be a problem during confirmation hearings for Secretary of State because of her role in the Benghazi coverup. She's a distraction from the real question the regime refuses to answer--what was Obama's direct involvement or lack of involvement in the whole mess. The moonbats are bitchin about her oil investments, thus creating a second distraction to give Obama a face-saving way to pass her over and nominate someone else.



Yes, a distraction from Benghazi. I would love to see her on the burner/hot plate at a confirmation hearing. Let this stuff come out!!! Why has the American public become so complacent and ignorant? We are more interested in Kim Kardashian and what the "stars" wore on the red carpet. America has turned into the land of idiots.


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 Post subject: Re: Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:51 pm 
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Not me! I can NOT stand being confronted with celebrity news when I'm trying to find out what's going on in the REAL world. Who gives a ratsass if Miley Cyrus wore a seethru top or if the vampire girl wore a dark bra under her white shirt. GIVE ME A FRICKIN BREAK!! I DO NOT FRICKIN CARE!!

Whew, thanx for letting me vent. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:18 pm 
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LocalGrown wrote:
Not me! I can NOT stand being confronted with celebrity news when I'm trying to find out what's going on in the REAL world. Who gives a ratsass if Miley Cyrus wore a seethru top or if the vampire girl wore a dark bra under her white shirt. GIVE ME A FRICKIN BREAK!! I DO NOT FRICKIN CARE!!

Whew, thanx for letting me vent. :?

~~AMEN!! To that ~~ people who watch that crap really need to get a life.

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 Post subject: Re: Surprise: Now They Can Throw Her Under the Bus
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:42 pm 
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jadiff wrote:
Rudey wrote:
Coincidence that these stories are now surfacing? There are no coincidences. A distraction for the distraction. She would be a problem during confirmation hearings for Secretary of State because of her role in the Benghazi coverup. She's a distraction from the real question the regime refuses to answer--what was Obama's direct involvement or lack of involvement in the whole mess. The moonbats are bitchin about her oil investments, thus creating a second distraction to give Obama a face-saving way to pass her over and nominate someone else.



Yes, a distraction from Benghazi.

Yep, the last thing in the world Obama wants is for anybody in his administration to have to testify about Benghazi under oath. Obama thinks he can stop the truth from coming out. But it WILL come out. It always does.


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